General issues of public international law, with a particular focus on law of the sea and international institutional law. Geographic focus on the Polar Regions, especially Norway’s maritime areas. Current substantive research foci include the role of courts and tribunals in the law of the sea, the establishment of maritime limits and boundaries, the role of expert regimes in international law and the Svalbard Treaty.
- Full professor competence (2020)
- PhD, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo (2013)
- Cand. jur, University of Oslo (2005)
- Professor of Law, University of South-Eastern Norway (since 2020)
- Associate Professor of Law, University of South-Eastern Norway (2019-2020)
- Associate Member of the International Law Association's International Committee on 'Baselines under the International Law of the Sea', Norwegian branch representative (2012-2018).
- Guest Researcher, Faculty of Law, Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo (2011).
- Research Assistant, Research Fellow, Senior Research Fellow and Research Professor, Fridtjof Nansen Institute (since 2004).
PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS
From fragmentation to interaction? A law of the sea perspective on regime interaction and interdisciplinary interfaces
Chapter 1 In Nele Matz-Lück, Øystein Jensen and Elise Johansen (eds), The Law of the Sea: Normative Context and Interactions with other Legal Regimes. Routledge, 2022, 13 p.
End of the common arctic seabed: recent state practice in the establishment of continental shelf limits beyond 200 nm
The Polar Journal, published online 07.04.2022. DOI: 10.1080/2154896X.2022.2062557
In Øystein Jensen (ed), The Development of the Law of the Sea Convention: The Role of International Courts and Tribunals. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020, pp. 262-267.
In Øystein Jensen (ed), The Development of the Law of the Sea Convention: The Role of International Courts and Tribunals. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020, pp. 1-13.
Arctic Review on Law and Politics, Vol 11, 2020, pp. 82-107
Arctic Review on Law and Politics, Vol 14, 2023, pp. 83-85.
Hvorfor er saken om snøkrabber rundt Svalbard så viktig for Norge? (Why is the Svalbard snow crab issue so important for Norway?)
Forskning.no, January 31, 2023. In Norwegian.
Det går mot en historisk Svalbard-dom i Høyesterett (Towards a historic Svalbard judgment in the Supreme Court)
Dagens Næringsliv, Januar 24, 2023. In Norwegian.
Norges suverenitet på Svalbard er ikke omstridt (Norway's sovereignty over Svalbard is not disputed)
Aftenposten, January 24, 2023. In Norwegian.
Store norske leksikon, January 26, 2022. In Norwegian.
RELATED RESEARCH AREA(S)
Victory for the Norwegian State in the Case of Snow Crab Fishing off Svalbard
High North News, March 20, 2023.
Pesca: la Norvegia vieta alle navi dell’UE di catturare il granchio delle nevi (Fishing: Norway bans EU vessels from catching snow crab)
Dissapore.com, March 20, 2023. In Italian.
Højesteret: Norge har eneret på at fiske snekrabber ved Svalbard (The Supreme Court: Norway has the exclusive right to fish for snow crabs at Svalbard)
Fyens.dk, March 20, 2023. In Danish.
Høyesterett: Norge har enerett på Svalbards kontinentalsokkel (Supreme Court: Norway has exclusive rights to Svalbard's continental shelf)
NRK, March 20, 2023. In Norwegian.
‘A ginormous can of worms’: How a fight over snow crabs could lead to a win for oil drilling access
CNN, January 27, 2023.